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Beek, P. J.
Peter
July 9, 1959
Delft, the Netherlands
Married to Anouk de Wit, son named Wessel
The Netherlands
Department of Motor Behavior,
Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam,
Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 5988532
p.j.beek@vu.nl
Academic positions
2007-Present: Dean of Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2005-Present: Visiting Professor at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, John Moores University Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

1998-Present: Full Professor of Coordination Dynamics, Department of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1994-1998: Associate Professor (University Head Docent), Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1989-Present: Fellow of the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.A.

1988-1994: Assistant Professor (University Docent), Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Education & Courses
Education
1971-1977: Atheneum-B, Hugo Grotius Scholengemeenschap, Delft.
1977-1985: Interfaculty of Physical Education, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, BS, cum laude.
1985-1989: Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Ph.D., cum laude.

Management and leadership courses
Management of human resources. Looten-De Sonnaville Management Consultants, 1995.
CALL: Community for Authenthic Leadership and Learning, Twijnstra & Gudde, 2008-2009.

Courses in teaching
Course on Lecturing, Education Advisory Bureau, VU University Amsterdam, 1996.
Course on Testing and Grading, Education Advisory Bureau, VU University Amsterdam, 1997.
Research interests
Motor control and coordinated movement;
Perception-action coupling;
Perceptual-motor skill acquisition and expertise.

Take a look and find out more at my Research pages or the Publications section.
Teaching experience
Graduate and undergraduate courses in:
Movement control and coordination;
Perception and action;
Acquisition of perceptual-motor skills;
Nonlinear dynamics;
Research methods; theory of measurement;
Philosophy of human movement (science).
Editorial activities & Professional societies
Editorial activities
Editor-in-chief of Human Movement Science.
Associate editor of Journal of Motor Behavior.

Professional societies
International Society for Ecological Psychology (Board Member);
Dutch Society for Ecological Psychology;
Psychonomic Society (The Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research).
Committee work
  • Board of the Department of Psychology (member), Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, 1989-1993;
  • Search Committee for a Full Professor in Psychology (chair), Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, 1989-1991;
  • Committee for the Purchase of a 3D Movement Registration System (chair), Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, 1989-1990;
  • Preparation Committee for the Establishment of the Research Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences (member), 1990-1991;
  • Research Committee (member), Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, 1989-1996;
  • Effectuation Committee for the Establishment of the Research Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences (member), 199F2-1994;
  • Committee for Automatization and Information Technology (member), Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, 1992-1996;
  • Committee for the Development of a Strategic Policy Plan for the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences (member), Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, 1994.
  • Board of the Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences (member), 1994-1998.
  • Board of the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences (member), 1995-1997.
  • User Committee (STW) for the Development of a Walking Biped, 1996-2004.
  • Coordinator of Education Audit and author of “Self-assessment for the Purpose of the Education Audit 1997”, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, 1997.
  • Board of the Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences (chair), 1999-2008.
  • Research Committee of VU University Amsterdam, ‘Universitaire Toetsingscommissie’ (member), 1998-2008.
  • Search Committee for a Full Professor in Biomechanics (chair), Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, 1998-2001.
  • Search Committee for a Full Professor in Neuromuscular Control (chair), Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, 1998-2000.
  • Search Committee for a Full Professor in Psychology (advisor), Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, 2002-2005.
  • Committee for the Development of a Strategic Policy Plan for the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences (member), Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, 2003.
  • Advisory Committee for a Personal Professorship in Neurorehabilitation (member), VU University Medical Center, 2006-2007.
  • Advisory Committee for a Personal Professorship in Motor Control (member), N.I.C.I., Radboud University Nijmegen, 2006-2007.
Organization of professional symposia and conferences
  • Bingham, G. P., Kay, B., & Beek, P. J., Dynamical models of perception-action systems. Symposium organized at the Vth International Conference on Event Perception and Action, Oxford, Miami, OH, U.S.A., 1989.
  • Beek, P. J., On the origin of temporal order in movement coordination. Symposium organized at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1989.
  • Beek, P. J., Bootsma, R. J., van Wieringen, P. C. W., & Reijmers, M., The VIth International Conference on Event Perception and Action, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1991.
  • Beek, P. J., & Bootsma, R. J., Ball skills. Symposium organized at the VIth International Conference on Event Perception and Action, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1991.
  • Beek, P. J., & Guiard, Y., Stability, (a)symmetry, and constraints in two-effector coordination. Symposium organized at the Second European Conference on Ecological Psychology, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 1992.
  • Beek, P. J., Riccio, G., & Newell, K. M., Affordances and task constraints in intentional systems. Symposium organized at the VIIth International Conference on Event Perception and Action, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1993.
  • Ingen Schenau, G. J. van, & Beek, P. J., Coordination of multi-joint movement. Symposium organized at the Second World Congress of Biomechanics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1994.
  • Brinker, B. P. L. M. den, Beek, P. J., Hollander, A. P., & Nieuwboer, R. T., Zesde Workshop Computers in de Psychologie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1996.
  • Beek, P. J., Synergetics of perceptual-motor actions. Workshop organized at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences and the Institue for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1998.
  • Peper, C. E., & Beek, P. J., Timekeepers versus oscillators. Symposium organized at the Tenth International Conference on Perception and Action, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1999.
  • Beek, P. J., Rhythmic interlimb coordination: Dynamics, neural underpinnings and cognition. Workshop organized at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences and the Institue for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2000.
  • Beek, P. J., Control of interceptive actions. Workshop organized at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences and the Institue for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2005.
  • Beek, P. J., On the coordination dynamics of skill acquisition: A neglected dimension of expertise. Symposium organized at the Eleventh European College of Sport Science, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6-July 8, 2006.
  • Beek, P. J., Schöllhorn, W., & Verwey, W., Third European Workshop on Movement Science (EWOMS), Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, May 31-June 2, 2007.
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